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The impact of US trade barriers on the fashion Industry

Gaffney, Jodi (2020) The impact of US trade barriers on the fashion Industry. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The following research will be based around the relationship of trade barriers and how it is interlinked with the fashion Industry. The area that is being looked at is how trade tariffs and quotas play a role in the industries sourcing of materials and third-party manufacturing.
This will be done with the use of two main hypotheses. The first is that the quantities being imported from china will be negatively impacted due to the additional tariffs implemented in 2018 and 2019. The second hypothesis is for the impact of the phasing back of quotas with the ATC. This will be done with the aim of proving or disproving that the amount being imported from china was restricted and that there will be a surge in imports once restrictions are lifted. This will be done using the amount of quantitative and qualitative analysis of government policy.
This topic and the methods of analysis was chosen due to its importance in the industry, Relevance due to trade negotiations and accessibility of industry data. The Importance of efficient manufacturing processes was highlighted when factories closed due to the pandemic. The reduced amount of control that comes with third party manufacturing is highlighted in the scenario. The secrecy surrounding and complexity surrounding big conglomerates data is an issue that prevents looking at elements from a micro level.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Fashion Industry
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Trade Regulation
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Business Studies
Depositing User: Mr Kevin Loughran
Date Deposited: 28 May 2021 10:55
Last Modified: 28 May 2021 10:55
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4880

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